Top 10 places to live in Norfolk

Published: 07/09/2021 By Musgrove & Co

Top 10 places to live in Norfolk

Norfolk is full of charming towns and unspoilt coastline and boasts one of Britain's finest small cities. Whether it is breathing in the sea air in the beautiful coastal locations, enjoying city life in the artistic Norwich or relaxing in the peaceful countryside near the Broads, it has lots to offer.

Here's the top 10:

Thorpe St Andrew 

Thorpe St Andrew is a small town and suburb of Norwich. It is situated about two miles east of the city centre, outside the city boundary in the district of Broadland. It has good bus routes, a gym, supermarkets and easy access to the A47 and the Broadland Northway.


Bramerton is a village in South norfolk, 4 miles South East of Norwich. It is very peaceful and private. It has a great pub on the South bank river Yare called the Water's Edge. The perfect place to enjoy blissful walks.


Caistor-On-Sea is a stunning coastal location because of its long concrete esplanade and sand dunes leading to a wide sandy, golden beach. The village has great local pubs with good atmosphere and a close-knit community.

Golden Triangle

The popular Golden Triangle with Unthank Road as its centre has the highest density of period homes as well as leafy, tree-lined roads. It is known for quality eateries and pubs, good schools and a sense of a community often not seen in cities. It's a sought-after area very close to the city.


Wroxham is located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. It's a location you can't beat, often overlooked in favour of the North Norfolk coastal locations. Wroxham offers some of the best fish and chip shops and is a great place for families. The best feature of Wroxham is the Broads. Rent a boat for the day to spot wildlife whilst enjoying nature.

Friar's Quay, Norwich

Friar's Quay represents a high density, urban design of the 1970s. It is located in the Colegate area at the centre of Norwich. It is surrounded by the picturesque River Wensum, a park and two notable bridges on the East and West. It's a very attractive, varied landscape and only a few minutes from the award-winning Norwich market.


Wymondham is a mini-Norwich, with its well-served historic town centre and stunning abbey and river running through, this bustling community sits just off the A11 for easy access to and from the county.


Close to Wroxham, the picturesque village of Horning sits on the river Bure and is sometimes referred to as the prettiest village on the Broads. It has plenty of waterside homes and a historic Lower Street. The perfect place to discover a wide range of pubs, restaurants, delis & cafes.


Quaint flint cottages and vast open sandy beaches lined with colourful beach huts are what Wells is best known for, It has gained a well-deserved reputation for excellent independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

New Buckenham 

One of the larger areas of common land in South Norfolk. New Buckenham was founded in the 12th century and built within the moat to serve William d’Aubigny’s castle. New Buckenham was constructed around its green.  

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